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A Fine Early Carriage Clock By Bolviller Of Paris Circa 1840-50

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Antique Clocks North West

This antique has been viewed 8 times in the past month with the most views from France.


A fine early Carriage clock by Bolviller of Paris circa 1840-50. Bolviller are recorded as working in Paris between 1830-70. Bolviller are noted for making carriage clocks with fine and complex escapements. It should be noted they were working in the very early period of Carriage clocks along with the famous Paul Garnier, before the emergence of such names like Drocourt and Jacot.
The case is a one-piece type made from cast Bronze with polished higher details. The enamel dial with fine blued steel 'moon' hands is signed 'Bolviller a Paris' in the chapter ring. The jewelled lever escapement is the original with hand engraved platform and Balance cock and an unusual balance with counterweights. The clock is number stamped - 34 on the backplate. This fine 8-day movement with early countwheel and locking plate strike has been fully restored and serviced and hand polished. The back door is solid with cast decorations and winding shutters, all Bevelled white glasses have been removed and polished inside and out.
A fine and very rare Carriage clock.
A Bolviller clocks are described and illustrated in 'Carriage Clocks Their History and Development' book by Allix & Bonnert.
Height 140mm handle down, 170mm handle up.
All my clocks and watches are fully stripped down for cleaning and repairs. I make parts where needed in the style of the original using the most suitable materials.
All watches are cleaned in an Elma professional watch cleaning machine before repairs and lubrication.
I use the finest Moebius HP Syntalube fully synthetic oils and greases as these are the only lubricants recommended by the BHI.
All watches are timed and regulated over a full week on an Electronic timing machine to better than 1 minute per day before they are offered for sale.
Internal Ref: Bolviller


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1850.


Height = 17 cm (6.7")
Width = 9.5 cm (3.7")
Depth = 8.5 cm (3.3")

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Antique Clocks North West
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